© Reuters. Jun 18, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Ryan Crouser throws a meet-record 75-2 (22.92M) for the top mark in the shot put qualifying during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
(Reuters) – Ryan Crouser toppled the men’s shot put world record on Friday with a 23.37-meter throw on the first night of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon.
The 28-year-old reigning Olympic champion exceeded fellow American Randy Barnes’ previous record of 23.12, which had stood for more than 30 years.
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